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Nexus 5548UP zone problems?

Hello all,

I can say I'm relatively new in storage and fcoe. I have installed two 5548UP ( version 5.2(1)N1(6) ) and two B22HP FEX using EvPC. I'm using this guide for configuration

The 5548UP are FC connected to Brocade 2498 B50 using NPV. Connection to Broceade is ok. On brocade side can see wwn's of FC ports. Also on 5548UP look OK

Interface  Vsan   Admin  Admin   Status          SFP    Oper  Oper   Port
                  Mode   Trunk                          Mode  Speed  Channel
                         Mode                                 (Gbps)
fc1/31     400    NP     on      up               swl    NP      8    --
fc1/32     400    NP     on      up               swl    NP      8    --

Normaly we need also wwn's from blade servers to transfer and see on brocade.

License info:

nexsw-01(config)# show license usage 

Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
FCOE_NPV_PKG                  No    -   Unused             -
FM_SERVER_PKG                 No    -   Unused             -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                Yes   -   Unused Never       -
FC_FEATURES_PKG               Yes   -   In use Never       -
VMFEX_FEATURE_PKG             No    -   In use             Grace 116D 22H
ENHANCED_LAYER2_PKG           No    -   Unused             -
LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG         No    -   Unused             -
LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG   No    -   Unused             -

I've tried to create zones (by examle guide up) but cannot execute znoe command???!!!

nexsw-01(config)# zone ?
% Invalid command at '^' marker.

Can you please help me, do I need any extra license or what?

Thanks in advance,


If I understand you correctly

If I understand you correctly, N5K is configured in NPV mode ? connecting to a Brocade which is NPIV (Brocade calls this Access Gateway, and is enabled by default, per port) ?

Zoning has to be done on the Brocade ! you should see the flogi of your initiators on the Brocade.

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Hi Wdey,Yes, N5K is

Hi Wdey,

Yes, N5K is configured in NPV mode. Also on Bracade NPIV (Access Gateway) is enabled per-Port.

I cannot see flogi on N5K side even if zones are created on Brocade side.

nexsw-01# show npv flogi 
No flogi sessions found.



HiThat's how it is ! flogi


That's how it is ! flogi happens on the Brocade ! N5k in NPV functions just as a HBA concentrator ! Hope that helps ?


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Hi,Thanks for reply,On


Thanks for reply,

On Brocade side we can see only wwn's of fiber channel ports on N5K switch. We cannot see wwn's of blade servers connected to FEX. Can it be license problem?



To clarifyAre you running

To clarify

Are you running FCoE between blade and N5K and then classical FC between N5k and Brocade ?

There is a FC NPV and another one FCoE NPV; the 2 require a different license

Have you enabled feature FCoE and NPV ?

On the N5k

can you please show us (CCLI), the features, show npv status... and any available show npv command

Do you have a OS installed on the blade, and CNA configured ?

I think your configuration is Fig. 8-11 in

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Something else to check is

Something else to check is whether you have mapped a vlan to a vsan.

(config)# vlan xx   (vlan for fcoe traffic only.)

(config-vlan)# fcoe vsan 400